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It's silver because its a centennial quarter and made of silver, Thus not painted and not depreciating the value. unfortunately out of a set it will usually only fetch around 10$ in an auction unless someone is desperate to finish their collection.

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Q: You have a 1979 nickel or silver Canadian penny but the outer edge is smooth like a Canadian nickel Is this worth anything?
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